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Welcome to College of The Albemarle

You’ve chosen an exceptional place to continue your education, and our Board of Trustees, faculty and staff want to congratulate you on taking the next step toward creating your new success story.

Since 1961, College of The Albemarle (COA) has provided exceptional educational and workforce development opportunities for the Northeast region of North Carolina. We’re one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System, with four campuses serving Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties.

COA continues to earn our reputation as an outstanding institution, adding and improving locations throughout our seven-county service area, while offering new programs of study to provide you with the educational and employment opportunities you need to reach your full potential.

Whatever your aspirations, we’re here to help you succeed. As a comprehensive community college, we offer:

  • Programs to enhance your skills and advance in your career
  • An excellent academic pathway to a four-year university transfer
  • Assistance in earning a high school credential or its equivalent
  • Guidance for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to build their dream business
  • The opportunity to take personal enrichment classes – just for fun

In 2016, we kicked off “Engage, Transform, Invest,” an exciting strategic plan to re-examine our actions and continue to improve the day-to-day experience of students, staff and faculty throughout COA. Our continued success and reputation will depend on remaining vigilant, courageous and flexible, while adapting to whatever the future may bring.

Our goal at COA is to provide the supportive environment you need to transform your tomorrow and fulfill your aspirations, hopes and dreams. Congratulations on taking these first steps!